2007-08-26 08:51:38 ET|
I read a story on netscape yesterday. It was about a 46 year old man pretending to be a 19 year old marine wooing a 40+ year old woman pretending to be a 18 year old high school girl. A young man, the only one who told the truth, was murdered in this sadly sick love triangle.
At what point does the internet allow us to so freely be who, we in our own minds, either see ourselves as or wish ourselves to be?
Has cyberspace really made it so much easier for us to be such nonentities that the person we create is more fun than the person we are? Or is it who we really are?
The difference is, that for a moment in time, we may now be the person our minds or emotions see. In this environment we can say we are, we do, we feel, we have accomplished... what we wish were so.
Obviously, age has something to do with some of the stories. Our bodies grow older but we still see ourselves as young and attractive. Perhaps frustrations with where one is in life plays a part as well.